Do you know Shagreen?

I love Shagreen and during our most recent visit to High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina we saw a lot of it. From light to dark, it's being used in a fashions.  For those of you that are not familiar with shagreen, it's the skin of small sharks and stingrays in it's natural state. ...

The 2015’s Home Decor Trend We Cannot Get Enough Of

Brass, gold and copper have been steadily creeping into our homes for sometime now and we are loving it! Metals are in all places, from wallpaper to flooring,  furniture and accessories. Using metal is hardly a new concept. Our early ancestors discovered that copper was impressionable and could be fashioned into weapons, tools, ornaments. They ...

AN ENTIRELY NEW APPROACH TO MODEL HOMES – THE 100% IKEA DESIGN

   We are so excited!  Beasley & Henley has been tapped by home builder Lennar Homes to create an entirely new find of model home: the IKEA HOMES. This will be an entirely new thing in the design of model homes. It is really exciting to be the design firm making it happen!  While IKEA furnishings ...

The Inside Story- What Designers REALLY Do

WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY? Back by popular demand we are reposting our "What Designers Really Do" blog today. We found  a deep interest in our design process and are happy to share it with you again. I recently met with an intelligent reporter who focuses on architecture and engineering in the media.  We had a ...

This Is Not Your Grandmother’s Wallpaper

Wallpaper, dear wallpaper how you have evolved over the years. Your fragile nature and influence has blossomed into an air of validity. Today's wallpaper can play a vital role in design and influencing the style of a room. It has the power to control the furnishings and overall feel of a room. It's the king to the castle, the ...

4 Of The Best Reasons Why You Should Hire An Interior Designer

1.  YOU WILL HAVE HIRED A JACK OF ALL TRADES Your designer will act as the liaison between you and your architect, vendors, contractor and spouse. While building a strong bridge between you and everyone else, designers have a trained eye and are always a head of the game. They address issues before problems arise and ...